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Armed Men Release Hostage in Istanbul

Two men reported to be soldiers and wearing T-shirts with “Turkey” written on them took a hostage at a popular Burger King restaurant in Istanbul on Saturday and then released him after negotiations with police. Istanbul Chief of Police Celalettin Cerrah said both hostage-takers were soldiers who were absent without leave. He said they were protesting clashes between Kurds and security forces in the southeast and that the guns they brandished were blank-firing guns. Full Story

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